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‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington: a quiet force as Jon Snow

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Shhhh! “Quiet” and “still” aren’t words you might associate with “Game of Thrones.” HBO’s epic fantasy, set in the make-believe continent of Westeros, typically swirls with warring armies, forbidding landscape, even fire-breathing dragons. But Jon Snow embodies the meditative quality that regularly quells words and movement by the characters in favor of a moody immersion in this vast realm for the audience. Through this universe roams Jon Snow, the illegitimate son of Lord Ned Stark and an outcast, a brooding…

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‘Game of Thrones’ author releases chapter from next book

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Yes, George RR Martin really is working on that next book. The “Game of Thrones” author released a chapter Thursday from his very long-awaited sixth volume of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy series, “The Winds of Winter.” The chapter appears on Martin’s web site and is told from the perspective of Sansa Stark, living under the name Alayne Stone. She is played on the HBO adaptation by Sophie Turner. Season Five of “Game of Thrones” premieres at…

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